Konstantin Kovshenin shares the lessons he’s learned from building and supporting his free Expound WordPress theme. The theme has over 100,000 downloads, and it’s pretty interesting to see how he prepared for the release and the common support requests that come up. He also makes an important note about backward compatibility. These are good things to think about before releasing your own product, if you’re thinking about it.
WP Stagecoach is a tool that’s been in development, alpha, and beta testing for around two years. It’s a host agnostic tool that allows website owners to create staging sites and merge changes back to the live site. Morgan Kay announced the official launch of the paid WP Stagecoach product today. The tool is $12 per…
Pagely is celebrating their fifth year of business right now. They have just launched their newly designed website (note to early readers: it’s in process of launching at this moment, so some links may not work until later today) to reflect some of the ways they’ve changed over the years. They are also growing, rapidly….
Accidents and unforseen setbacks happen — to open source projects and their maintainers. The “Bus Factor” has been felt a lot lately.
WordCamp San Francisco, WordCamp Europe, and Pressnomics are all gearing up. But even if you can’t make one of these, don’t be disappointed, there is likely an event near you as well.
Kevin Ohashi at Review Signal did a deep analysis of its 2018 data that goes well beyond simple load testing at many WordPress hosts. The goal of this new analysis was to determine whether paying a higher price for hosting buys you better performance. Spoiler alert: there does appear to be a positive correlation. There’s a…
Noel Tock has published his predictions for WordPress in 2016. I like most of what he says, and just as importantly, I’m going to steal his theme design so hard for my personal blog, as soon as I get some time.